VIDEO FLASHBACK: AHRA PROMO VIDEO
This video, from the collection of Tim Lopata and Valerie Harrell
(www.dickharrell.com) was produced in conjunction with the American Hot Rod
Association and focuses on drag racing at the 1970 AHRA Spring Nationals in
Bristol, Tenn. Take a trip back in time with a video produced well before
its time. For the latest in drag racing news, visit
1966 NHRA World Finals Tulsa,Oklahoma
Nostalgia NHRA Drag Racing 1966 World Finals in Tulsa Oklahoma. The final
round in Super Eliminator matching me against Al Berglar at 5:50 minutes
into this video. Keith Jackson is the narrator. Hard to believe that this
was 46 years ago!
1969 Mac's Chevrolet NRHA Divsion 5 Super Stock Camaro 427
I recently started the full restoration of this NHRA Super Stock racer
originally from Cornhusker's Raceway (home track) in Nebraska. This car was
prepped, converted, and raced starting in 1969 and campaigned in the Super
Stock class through 1974 in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Division 5,
the "West Central Division".
One of the original part-owners of this car was Al McNamara, the proprietor
of a Nebraska Chevrolet Franchised dealer. This dealer was Mac's Chevrolet
/ Oldsmobile in Crete, Nebraska. The Camaro was raced new off the
show-room floor in 1969.
From the show-room floor the Camaro was shipped by way of Del
Clausen's shop, Del's Star Auto Body, where he laid on the "one of a kind"
paint scheme in his Mason City, Iowa Auto Body Center
The next stop for this Camaro was over to Dick Harrell's
St Louis, Missouri Performance Center where he prepared all of the Camaro's 427 power plants
(including an all Aluminum ZL-1 427), the Camaro's chassis, and the Camaro's multiple
transmissions. "MR CHEVROLET'S" shop converted the Camaro from it's original Muncie
four speed to a Harrell Performance Center prepared turbo 400 transmission. Dick's shop also supplied
a specially prepared "Clutch Driven" turbo 400 transmission for use later in the 1969
The "Legendary" NHRA Division 5 driver, Charles (Charlie) Jacobs, also a
part-owner of this Camaro, campaigned as the driver
of this Camaro with
great success winning his division's "points" class in Super Stock and his
division's "Chevrolet Manufacturers" class.
Al and Charles sold the car sometime in 1970 to the next set of owners.
These owners continued to campaign the Camaro, which afforded them
division wins in 1971 and 1973.
Stay tuned for addition video documenting the Camaro's restoration progress.
Team Camaro Tech
Museum of American Speed
Del Clausen Article
1971 AHRA SUMMERNATIONALS @ YORK US 30
Four minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. See the Stars of AHRA compete at York US 30 dragway. Top
Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Super Stock, GT-1, GT-2, Comp, Street and Stock
Eliminators. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo
clip which only includes car sounds. Bee On Video where the legends race
1973 IHRA Northern Nationals
This rare clip features footage of the 1973 IHRA Northern Nationals in
Muncie, Ind. Watching this video will make one appreciate where track and
drag racing safety is today. This nearly 10 minute video has Top Fuel
racers Dick LaHaie, Paul Longenecker, Dale Funk, Pat Foster, Jim Paoli and
1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video.
Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous
muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties.
Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.
YORK US 30 Rated R
Eight minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. WARNING: This video contains: excessive speed, drive line
abuse and women in brief attire. Drag Racing action from the 1960s and
1970s at York US 30. We were there, now you can Be There. The full length
video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car
Psychedelic 70's @ York US 30 Volume #2
Six minute promo from the 78 minute full length video. Includes footage
from the 1960's, 1970 SummerNat's, 1972 Funny Car Nat's, 1972 SS Nat's,
1973 SS Nat's and 1979 drag racing. Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Super
Stockers, Gassers and Wheelstanders. The full length video is fully
narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds. Visit us
1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals The Eliminators - Part 1 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
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Vintage Drag Racing - The Eliminators Part 1 - 1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
1968 Nationals Finalists: Top Fuel Winner, Don Garlits; Runner-up, Steve
Carbone; Top Gas Winner, Jack Jones; Runner-up, Walt Rhoades; Super
Winner, Paul Stage; Runner-up, Don Nicholson; Comp Winner, Harry Luzader;
Runner-up, Carl Roland; ModifiedWinner, Sam Gianino; Runner-up, Dave
Koffel; Super Stock Winner, Arlen Vanke; Runner-up, Wally Booth; Stock
Winner, Larry Lombardo; Runner-up, David Duell.
Also featuring the Winged Express, Kansas John Wiebe, Ronnie Sox, George
Montgomery, Bruce Larson, Gordon Collett, Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Leroy
Goldstein, Billy Kidd (Will's Fargo), Sneaky Pete Robinson, Dick Smothers,
Tommy Ivo, Tom Hoover and Shirley Shahan.
Drag racing of the 60s.